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Perfume from Provence by Winifred Fortescue 1946


Title: Perfume from Provence
Author: Winifred Fortescue
Publisher: The Book Club
Publication Date: 1946
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. Comes with dust jacket, age spots, tanned pages, discoloured, slightly ripped spine.

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Reader's note

Looking for beautiful vintage books to stand out on your bookshelf? This decoratively covered edition of Perfume from Provence would be a charming addition to any home library. Winifred Fortescue was an actress who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Jerome K. Jerome and George Bernard Shaw when she married Sir John Fortescue, the King’s librarian and archivist and famous historian of the British Army. Tempted by a better climate and the cheaper cost of living, they left England and found a stone house amid olive groves, high in the hills above Nice. Almost at once they were bewitched by the landscape and especially their garden—delightful terraces of vines, wild flowers, roses, and lavender—and by the charming, warm-hearted, and wily Provençals. Winifred’s witty account of life with stonemasons, craftsmen, and gardeners as they extend the house is an enchanting read. A gem among a bounty of out of print, rare and stunning vintage books on our second hand bookstore.